Posts Tagged iPhone
Video Stream, like AirVideo or StreamToMe, is an app that streams video from PCs and Macs to iOS devices with the help of a companion program installed on the main machine. It’ll re-encode on the fly to make virtually any format play nice with Apple’s fussy gadgets, and you can choose to download those re-encoded copies to your device for local playback. Nice.
But the new update allows you to control Video Stream from another iOS device, too, meaning you can plug one of your iWhatevers into the TV, pump video to your big screen, and control it on the couch from your other iWhatever. From the looks of things on the video, an iPhone 4 can handle HD playback just fine, though I’d imagine that might not be the case for the old third-gen iPod Touch that’s been gathering dust in the shoebox in your closet. And true, you won’t get the Netflix cover art mosaic sexiness of the real AppleTV, but if you’re just trying to watch those episodes of Modern Family you downloaded, this will get the job done. Video Stream’s new update is live in the App Store for $ 3, though there’s a free version you can try first.
If your looking for a fun, simple racer with awesome graphics, then Reckless Racing HD might be for you. Playing this game reminds you of many of the classic games on the original Nintendo, or NES. The premise is simple; beat other racers to win the championship.
The game is played with an overhead isometric view. There are several different control options, but I enjoy the default which is gas and break on the far right and left and right turn arrow on the left, the control is spot on too.
Starting off with the game you get a brief tutorial which also allows you to try out the different controls in real-time. Just tap the one you want to try while playing and you are good to go. Next, you can complete in a championship and more. There are three different classes to choose from; bronze, silver and gold. I personally had no challenge at all on bronze, so I bumped it up right to gold and had a blast. As you race there are obstacles to avoid, but the biggest challenge is just staying on the road! The game has you racing laps on dirt, gravel and paved roads and each feels succinctly different.
There are a few obstacles to watch out for while you race like cans, barrels and boxes. But what is great is that if you are a slick enough driver, you can discover nice shortcuts to help you through the level. The 8 tracks had me wanting a little more levels, though if you place first in the track you unlock the reverse course. I did find the three game modes (race, hot lap and delivery) to be fun as well.
The bonus with this game is with the multiplayer. You get 4 player racing online with Reckless Racing and it adds a whole other level racing with real people. You have leader boards and can save ghosts too. The only real issue I had with the multiplayer aspect is that you don’t know if people are in the middle of a race till you enter their game. If they are racing, you have to wait till the race is over to join. I wish there was a way to see what games were already racing so you could find a game that much easier, or a quick match might work too.
Overall Reckless Racing HD is a blast to play, but is just shy of total greatness due to a few nicks here and there. However, I am sure EA will have new levels and cars with downloadable content soon.
Ever since it’s debut, the iPhone has been the ‘King’ of all phones. Recently, there have been many rumors regarding the status of the iPhone. in other words, the iPhone may end up on another carrier besides AT&T. Necessarily this isn’t a bad thing. There have been many rumors for several months that the apple is mass producing CDMA technology iPhone’s. Why is this important? AT&T and T-Mobile are GSM carriers while Sprint and Verizon are CDMA carriers. Essentially, the iPhone is going to make a debut on another carrier.
Will Apple release an iPhone for a CDMA carrier in 2010 or early 2011? Rumor has it, early 2011 is a good estimate. If you are thinking from Apple’s perspective, releasing the phone around the Holidays (November-ish) would be the smartest business decision.
I don’t have an iPhone at the moment, but I would get an iPhone instantly if it switched to a CDMA carrier. The iPhone is a innovative technology and I think it would dominate the phone market if it was on more than AT&T’s network.
What is your opinion?